Teaching and Learning Staff

301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Cory Epler, Ph.D.
Chief Academic Officer
Teaching and Learning
Phone: 402.471.3240
cory.epler@nebraska.gov

Sal Curtis

Professional Assistant
Teaching and Learning
Phone: 402.471.6692
sally.curtis@nebraska.gov
Katie Graham
State Director
Nebraska Career Education
Phone: 402.471.3104
katie.graham@nebraska.gov
Vacant
Deputy State Director
Nebraska Career EducationTeri Sloup
Perkins Grant Manager
Nebraska Career Education
Phone: 402.471.4809
teri.sloup@nebraska.gov

CONTENT AREA SPECIALISTS

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Krystl Knabe
Phone: 402.471.0015
krystl.knabe@nebraska.gov
Professional Assistant:
Caitlin Davidson
Phone: 402-471-2439
caitlin.davidson@nebraska.gov
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Amy Tomlinson
Phone: 402.471.2441
amy.tomlinson@nebraska.gov
Professional Assistant:
Caitlin Davidson
Phone: 402-471-2439
caitlin.davidson@nebraska.gov
Communication & Information Systems
Jacqui Garrison
Phone: 402.471.4865
jacqui.garrison@nebraska.gov
Professional Assistant:
Karen Kloch
Phone: 402-471-4817
karen.kloch@nebraska.gov
Business, Marketing & Management
Sydney Kobza
Phone: 402.471.4818
sydney.kobza@nebraska.gov
Professional Assistant:
Karen Kloch
Phone: 402-471-4817
karen.kloch@nebraska.gov
High Ability Learning & Dual Credit Specialist
Becky Keilig
Phone: 402-471-0737
becky.keilig@nebraska.gov
Professional Assistant:
Jacob Clark
Phone: 402-471-2481
jacob.a.clark@nebraska.gov
Physical Education and Health Education
Lacey Peters
Phone: 402.471.4352
lacey.peters@nebraska.gov
Professional Assistant:
Patsy Shald
Phone: 402-471-2109
patsy.shald@nebraska.gov
Sexual Health / HIV Education
Chris Junker
Phone: 402.462.4187 x 166
chris.junker@nebraska.gov
Professional Assistant:
Patsy Shald
Phone: 402-471-2109
patsy.shald@nebraska.gov
English Language Arts
Marissa Payzant, Ed.D.
Phone: 402.471.4336
marissa.payzant@nebraska.gov
Professional Assistant:
Vacant
Entrepreneurship Education
Gregg Christensen
Phone: 402.471.4337
gregg.christensen@nebraska.gov
Professional Assistant:
Cori Combs
Phone: 402-471-0953
cori.combs@nebraska.gov
Family and Consumer Sciences
Kristin Vest
Phone: 402.471.4814
kristin.vest@nebraska.gov
Professional Assistant:
Terri Donahue
Phone: 402-471-4815
terri.donahue@nebraska.gov
Fine Arts
Debbie DeFrain
Phone: 402.471.3142
debbie.defrain@nebraska.gov
Professional Assistant:
Vacant
Health Sciences
Carol Packard
Phone: 402.471.1843
carol.packard@nebraska.gov
Professional Assistant:
Terri Donahue
Phone: 402-471-4815
terri.donahue@nebraska.gov
Mathematics
Deb Romanek
Phone: 402.471.2503
deb.romanek@nebraska.gov
Professional Assistant:
Patsy Shald
Phone: 402-471-2109
patsy.shald@nebraska.gov
School Counseling
Donna Hoffman
Phone: 402.471.4811
donna.hoffman@nebraska.gov
Professional Assistant:
Caitlin Davidson
Phone: 402-471-2439
caitlin.davidson@nebraska.gov
Science
Sara Cooper
Phone: 402.471.4329
sara.cooper@nebraska.gov
Professional Assistant:
Patsy Shald
Phone: 402-471-2109
patsy.shald@nebraska.gov
Skilled and Technical Sciences
Tony Glenn
Phone: 402.471.4819
tony.glenn@nebraska.gov
Professional Assistant:
Cori Combs
Phone: 402-471-0953
cori.combs@nebraska.gov
World Languages
Stephanie Call
Phone: 402.471.4331
stephanie.call@nebraska.gov
Professional Assistant:
Rhonda Wisdom
Phone: 402-471-2446
rhonda.wisdom@nebraska.gov
Social Studies
Harris Payne
Phone: 402.471.2449
harris.payne@nebraska.gov
Professional Assistant:
Rhonda Wisdom
Phone: 402-471-2446
rhonda.wisdom@nebraska.gov

STUDENT LEADERSHIP SPECIALISTS

FCCLA State Adviser
Kristin Vest
402.471.4814
kristin.vest@nebraska.gov
Professional Assistant:
Terri Donahue
Phone: 402-471-4815
terri.donahue@nebraska.gov
State DECA Advisor
Sydney Kobza
Phone: 402.471.4818
sydney.kobza@nebraska.gov
Professional Assistant:
Karen Kloch
Phone: 402-471-4817
karen.kloch@nebraska.gov
State HOSA Advisor
Carol Packard
402.471.4813
carol.packard@nebraska.gov
Professional Assistant:
Cori Combs
Phone: 402-471-0953
cori.combs@nebraska.gov
State FFA Advisor
Amy Tomlinson
402.471.2441
Amy.Tomlinson@nebraska.gov
Professional Assistant:
Caitlin Davidson
Phone: 402-471-2439
caitlin.davidson@nebraska.gov
SkillsUSA Nebraska Director
Greg Stahr
402.471.0898
greg.stahr@nebraska.gov
Professional Assistant:
Cori Combs
Phone: 402-471-0953
cori.combs@nebraska.gov
Educators Rising Nebraska Advisor
Kelsey Kummer
Phone: 402.471.4568
carol.packard@nebraska.gov
Terri Donahue
Phone: 402-471-4815
terri.donahue@nebraska.gov
State FBLA Advisor
Sydney Kobza
402.471.4818
sydney.kobza@nebraska.gov
Professional Assistant:
Karen Kloch
Phone: 402-471-4817
karen.kloch@nebraska.gov